Reflux or digestive issues from Magnesium?


Question for all you Magnesium buffs….do any of you ever get reflux or digestive issues from Magnesium. I have stopped all vitamins and hydrochloric acid due to reflux and nausea….Magnesium is the only thing I take…200 mg about 3 times a day mostly for anxiety….the reflux went away when I stopped all Supplements for about a week, but now it has returned…just wondering if anyone else suffered from this and what to do about it…does Magnesium come in a liquid that is just as good…any advice would be appreciated….

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Trixie 3 years 17 Answers 518 views 0

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  1. What type of Magnesium are you taking? Usually reflux is from low stomach acid and the HCl should be helpful.

  2. Might help to add digestive enzymes in addition to the HCL. Both have helped my reflux, in addition to Bragg's apple cider vinegar in some water prior to meals.

  3. Hmm..that is interesting..I thought for sure it was the HCL….I am taking Magnesium Glycinate….I thought reflux is because the acid is coming up into the esophagus…I am not sure what kind of digestive enzymes to take…the HCL I was taking was Panzyme which has some enzymes in it…..cannot figure this out..but it is very uncomfortable…

  4. I would say it's likely your diet, and nothing to do with the magnesium.

  5. Vanessa Ciastko

  6. …probiotics, digestive enzymes and Braggs in some water. When you feel the pains of reflux drink the Braggs with water immediately and you should get relief.

  7. My reflux got better when I added acv and water and milk kefir smoothie daily

  8. Emzymes for the pancreas.

  9. I try to avoid mag with meals…unless it's mag chloride. I feel like it neutralizes acid.

  10. What is your diet like?

  11. It depends on if you're too alkaline or too acid. Put a pinch of bicarbonate of soda in a drink of water and see what happens. Then try the cider vinegar and see what happens. But not at the same time!

  12. There is a great Magnesium in liquid form: ReMag

  13. Wow, I am struggling with reflux and just started mag…..following….

  14. Same here. Never had reflux in my life till after a month or so taking mag water. I think it may be that the mag lowers potassium levels. The low potassium can cause that. Doing the adrenal cocktail, apple cider ( high in potassium), or other high potassium foods has stopped my reflux.

  15. This is a copy that I saved from a post Morley commented on the same topic. Potassium

    Your heart thumps in your chest billions of times in your life, and potassium is responsible for each strong beat. Potassium is a mineral essential for muscle contraction — such as that of your heart and digestive tract — and the proper functioning of every cell in your body. Sodium levels are kept in check by potassium, making the mineral especially important in the salt-guzzling West. Most people get adequate potassium from a healthy diet including foods like bananas.
    The amount of potassium in a banana depends on the size of the fruit. A small banana weighing roughly 100 grams has 362 milligrams of potassium. An extra-large fruit weighing around 152 grams can have up to 544 milligrams of the mineral. Adults need 4,700 milligrams of dietary potassium per day, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Including a banana in one of your meals can help you reach that goal.

    Potassium works in the body in conjunction with sodium in the sodium-potassium pump (Na+/K+ ATPase). This keeps the cells functioning properly and helps maintain the correct volume of each cell. This is important for nerve and muscle functioning. Too much salt results in excess fluid in the blood, increasing blood pressure. Potassium facilitates the movement of sodium from the cells into the blood where it can be filtered and excreted from the body via the kidneys, reducing fluid levels. The movement of sodium and potassium into and out of the cells transports nutrients used by the body. The proper balance of sodium and potassium is of the utmost importance to maintain healthy blood pressure.

    The most well-known diet for helping with high blood pressure is the DASH diet. This was developed by the National Institutes of Health based on the research studies known as Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The diet promotes healthy eating with fruits, vegetables, light dairy, lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts and beans. This provides more of the important electrolytes required by the body to function optimally, including potassium, magnesium and calcium. It also recommends lifestyle changes such as adding exercise to your daily routine, drinking less alcohol, and quitting smoking.

    Foods that are particularly high in potassium include apricots, avocado, banana, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, oranges, potatoes with skin, spinach, tomatoes, lima beans, and milk. All meats are also high in potassium, but they are also higher in sodium, so they should be eaten in moderation if your sodium levels need to be controlled.

    Side Effects
    Increasing the intake of potassium can result in side effects such as upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhea. If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately, as too much potassium can be fatal. Serious side effects include: stomach pain, unusual stomach bulging, black stools, mental confusion, listlessness, heaviness or weakness of legs, cold, pale, gray skin, tingling, prickling, burning, tight, or pulling sensation of arms, hands, legs, or feet.

    High levels of potassium can be dangerous to older people, or people with kidney problems. The kidneys become less effective at filtering potassium from the blood as we get older, making it more difficult to maintain the balance of potassium. Potassium can be dangerous both in levels that are too low or too high, so it is best to work with a doctor who can monitor your potassium levels and its effect on your health.

  16. The only time I feel discomfort in the throat area with Mg is when using Mag Water. Not heavy duty- but as I'm taking H2 inhibitors too, that may affect reaction. They aren't to be taken together and I don't do this -but they may still have a mild reaction later on. PS the H2 stopper is not for over acidity but Vagus nerve hypersensitivity- so it's a trick area, from the throat down!

  17. Thank you all for your helpful comments…

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